Trained with the Pro yesterday and the set up was a humdinger.
Water, set in a flooded timber type setting.
1st bird down was a straight out from the line, longish mark, though pond, run across a flat and then up a small hill and landed knee high grass.
2nd bird down was a 80 degree swing to the right, same pond as before (asking for a cheat), over a road and back in a flooded, splashing water, lots of grass clumps poking up, field.
Go bird 180 swing to the left though the part of the pond that had trees standing in water and low hanging branches (also a cheat mark) over a small piece of land and back in the water.
The blind was about 30 degrees to the right of the Go bird. The line ran though the flooded trees past a floating log, the exit was over a few down branches up the bank and maybe 15 yards from the waters edge. The marks were thrown out of wingers so she got sound from the wingers and a gunner was at the long 1st mark. I ran this HRC style, so on the bucket and shooting the gun. When I walked to the line I asked how I'm I running this, forgetting that we are running with the Big Dogs Now.
Pro: You're running the triple.
Me: Show me single first?
Me: Long bird as first Mark down or last
Pro: Don't worry, we'll give her help if she needs it.
Me: (deep breath) OK
First bird goes down, we swing to #2 and she watches it go down. On the 3rd mark I'm reminded to talk to her so she makes that big 180 swing and she watches #3 go down. I send her for #3, no cheat and she picks it up. We swing 180 to pick up #2, she tries to cheat the bank, call her back, send again, good line and she picks it up. Set her up for the long bird, but you can tell she knows there is another one out there but not quite sure where. The gunner is told to step out, still no lock. Gunner is told to give a "hey, hey" and she locks in and is sent. Nice drive out to the AOF and after a big hunt she figures it out and picks up the bird. We line up for the blind. I send her and she pops after about 7 yards, unsure. I give her one back cast and she carries it across the pond, hits the perfect line in between the trees and past the floating log, hops over the branches on the bank, gets up on the flat and picks up the blind. We ran the blind again and she lines it.
I know it probably doesn't sound that exciting but we have only been running easy, teaching land triples. This was a Master type water triple and it was not a disaster. It was not a picture perfect but you could see that we can build into it.